Size: 4.8 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of New York painter, printmaker, and educator George Picken (1898-1971) measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1914 to 1971. The collection documents Picken's work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, interviews, personal business records, gallery and exhibition records, teaching files, photographic material, printed material, and artwork.
Biographical materials includes resumes and biographical writings, as well as memorial materials and obituaries. Correspondence reflects relationships with friends and colleagues, professional organizations, museums and galleries, and family. Writings include statements on art and teaching, notebooks, lectures, and two recorded interviews. Personal business records include artwork inventories and sales records, as well as files relating to Picken's teaching, especially printmaking. Photographic materials document Picken's work, as well as friends and family. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, clippings and invitations. Also found are various artworks including sketchbooks, loose sketches, prints, and numerous examples of Picken's work as a commercial artist.